Blues Guitar Books

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Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Instrumentals MB99806BCD $24.95

In this set of audio lessons, Stefan Grossman teaches six fingerpicking blues guitar solos. The three compact discs feature note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction, and all of the music is in the book in notation and tablature. In addition to instruction for the arrangements of Tribute to Lonnie Johnson (in Drop D tuning) and Dollar Town that appear in the book, Lesson One includes two special tracks of Lonnie Johnson performing two tunes. Lesson Two teaches Yazoo Basin Boogie in Drop D tuning and Religious Trainfare Blues in standard tuning. Lesson Three presents Blues for the Mann and Lemon's Jump, tributes to two great blues men.

The Guitar of Blind Blake MB98507BCD $24.95

Blind Blake was the premier ragtime blues guitarist of the 1920s. His technique featured unique right-hand thumb rolls that evoked the feel of the Charleston dance-step. In this comprehensive new book/audio lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who has influenced generations of country blues guitarists. The three companion CDs contain three full hours on note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Written in standard notation and tablature.

Holy Blues of Rev. Gary Davis MB99463BCD $24.95

In this book, six of Rev. Davis' Holy Blues are presented-- gospel songs with a taste of the blues. The accompanying three CDs of lessons teach these arrangements phrase by phrase as well as presenting the original recordings. These lessons are for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle guitarist. All of the music is in notation and tablature.

Blues Guitar Soloing Basics MB20391DP $9.95

This instructional DVD and chart present the basics of blues improvisation. Students will learn the essential scales and techniques needed and used by all of today's blues guitarists. Theoretical essentials such as the minor pentatonic and blues scales are covered, and the musical aspects of soloing, effective phrasing and the use of blues notes are taught in a relaxed but informative way.

Roots & Blues Fingerstyle Guitar HL00699214 $19.95
Steve James presents a treasure trove of traditional American guitar styles in this unique book/CD pack. Guitarists will learn fingerpicking and slide techniques not through dry exercises but by playing 25 songs from James' own repertoire and from such masters as Furry Lewis, Blind Willie McTell, Sam McGee, and Mance Lipscomb. Drawing on his extensive research and first-hand experience with these guitar pioneers, James tells the stories behind the songs, too. Features authentic arrangements in notes & TAB, vocal melodies and lyrics, historic photos, and more. Songs: Take Me Back · Sugar Babe · Milwaukee Blues · Sebastopol· John Henry · more!
Acoustic Blues Guitar Essential HL00699186 $24.95
Straight from the experts at Acoustic Guitar magazine! The 12 private lessons in this book/CD pack are full of helpful examples, licks, great songs, and excellent advice on blues flatpicking rhythm and lead, fingerpicking, and slide techniques from some of the finest teachers around, including Mike Christiansen, Acoustic Guitar music editor Dylan Schorer, Stefan Grossman and many others. The book shows all examples in both standard notation and TAB, and the CD allows you to play and replay the lessons and songs until you've perfected them.
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